Online Gaming Console Store
Is FunGamesDay Fake or Real?
Why Is FunGamesDay Fake?
FunGamesDay is a website that claims to be selling gaming consoles such as the Sony PlayStation 5, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch and more at extremely low prices. The website states that it giving 70% discount on the consoles as part of a Cyber Monday sale, but this is tremendously suspect as the website has only been created around a week back.
The domain has been registered on 24th November 2020 in Florida. The registrant’s details such as name and contact details have not been provided. Even though the website is clearly new, the footer of the websites states that it has been running since 2009. This is obviously a lie.
The prices on FunGamesDay are much lower than competitors even for red-hot products like the Sony PlayStation 5. This is a product that has been out of stock in most places since launch and is being sold by scalpers for huge profits. It is unlikely that a new no-name website can sell PS5s for a discount.
The Terms & Conditions page is familiar to me, as I have come across it earlier while reviewing PlaySporeGame and SwitchOnlines. The page contains repeated text and mentions different websites names such as dressforsale and Official Shop. This shows that FunGamesDay is run by the same scammers behind those websites.
I found that there are at least 32 websites operated by ‘dressforsale’ and there are probably hundreds more that are undetected. The list is given at the end of the article.
FunGamesDay does not have a social media presence. The contact details given on the website are an email ID, address and phone number. All these details are fake due to the following reasons:
- Domain registration shows the company location as Florida
- Address given is of a residential area in California
- The area code in the phone number is of Pennsylvania
- The email ID is of a different website called fungaming.online and does not work at all
There are no reviews available for FunGamesDay, which is not surprising considering that it is very new.
It is quite obvious that FunGamesDay is a scam. The website seems to be operated by the same scammers behind websites such as PlaySporeGame and SwitchOnlines. The store is just over a week old. It claims to be giving discounts on products such as the Sony PlayStation 5 which is sold out in most places.
The footer of the website claims that it has been running since 2009, even though the domain name has only been registered on 24th November 2020. The email ID provided is of a different website called fungaming.online and is fake as it does not work. The ‘warehouse address’ given is of a residential area in California, while the phone number has a Pennsylvania area code. The domain name has been registered in Florida.
The Terms & Conditions page of the website mentions multiple company names such as ‘dressforsale’ and ‘Official Shop’. This same text is being used by at least 32 websites all seem to be scams.
It is advisable to avoid shopping on FunGamesDay, as it is evidently a scam.
List of websites using that are run by ‘dressforsale’
Remember: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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If you have been the victim of an ecommerce scam, you can take the following steps:
- Lodge a complaint at the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal
- File a complaint with the payment portal and ask whether the payment can be reversed.
- File a complaint with the Consumer Complaints Forum
- Leave a negative review on review portals such as Scamadviser, TrustPilot, OnlineThreatAlerts and SiteJabber
- Report the website to Google using the Suspicious Site Reporter extension for Chrome
- Give a low rating to the website on Web of Trust. You can also install their extension for the same.
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